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Looking back in time


Editor's note: In our zeal to provide a look back in time, we inadvertently published last week's feature a week early. This week's feature is now a week late. We'll be back on track next week. The editor apologizes for his error.

100 years ago

Clarion Democrat

June 17, 1920

William Sansom


uThe 25th Annual Convention of the Clarion County Sunday School Association was held at Knox on June 10 and 11 with Miss Alice Brown, county president, presiding.

uThe following men have been appointed as Forest Fire wardens: D.P. Crowe, East Brady; Lowrey McCanna, Fisher; I.E. Sweitzer, Redbank; A.H. Baines, Arthurs; C.A. Miller, Foxburg; N.H. Elder, Turnip Hole and Joseph Market, Snydersburg.

uA most disgraceful condition existed on the streets of Clarion last Saturday night and there seems to have been a number of drunks on the streets and a number of them were seen coming from the bar room of the New Jones House badly intoxicated. It appears that certain men are engaged in the trafficking of boot-leg whiskey which is said to brought from Emlenton every day or so. The federal authorities should send its agents into this community and get the evidence and then prosecute to the limit those who are found violating the law.

uThese are days of increasing prices and there seems to be no end in sight.

uTennis is one of the games for recreation at Clarion State Normal. Clarion was successful in a tournament winning the large silver cup. This is the first year since 1914 that the cup will grace the halls of C.S.N.

uCitizens of Fryburg and vicinity are busy gathering old relic and souvenirs for the Centennial Celebration and Old Home week they will hold on September 6th through the 8th.

75 years ago

Clarion Democrat

June 21, 1945

Walter Smith, Editor

uA smoldering pile of rubbish was all that remained of the hangar at the Parker D. Cramer Memorial Airport after a sudden fire Monday morning. Six airplanes were inside the hangar. The damage was estimated at $25,000. The fire was blamed on bad wiring. The Clarion Flying Club has initiated moves toward the rebuilding of the destroyed structure and continuance of the airport.

uThe seventh War Bond Loan in Clarion County totaled only 49.2 percent. The county's quota amounted to $619,758.

uOnly about 25 percent of the registered voters in Clarion County cast ballots at Tuesday's primary election. A paucity of contests for other than local offices was held responsible.

uThe supply of Coca-Cola in Clarion definitely will be affected by the further curtailment in the supply of sugar after July 1st because the manufacturer of that popular drink will not compromise with the use of substitutes.

uThe home of Mr. and Mrs. James Johnston in Sligo is a very happy place. Sgt. Clifford M. Johnston who was taken prisoner by the Germans is now home on leave. His brother, Sgt. Robert A. Johnston, who was serving in Italy, arrived home the same day. The brothers both arrived from Ft. Dix in Pittsburgh one-half hour apart and neither knew the other was there.

Compiled by Randy Bartley.